Annual Wellness Exam
Outside of healthy daily living habits, nothing is more important for your personal health than an annual physical exam. Beginning in adolescence and spanning through menopause, your annual women’s health appointment is a great opportunity to take charge of your health.
It is the perfect time to talk to your physician, who specializes in women’s issues, about your personal health questions and goals. This visit can help prevent health problems before they occur. If problems are found early, they may be easier to treat and less likely to pose serious risks to your health.
At your annual exam, our professionals will collect your personal and family history, and perform a complete physical exam with important breast, cervical, uterine, ovarian and colon screenings based on individual risk factors. We’ll make sure you’re up-to-date on immunizations and cancer screenings.
At each annual visit, we will make time to talk with you about your emotional and sexual health, fertility goals, family planning, hormonal challenges and other health questions you may have. We’ll even schedule your annual mammogram for the same visit – right here in our office.
Although new guidelines suggest some women may not need yearly Pap tests, this does not mean you should skip your annual wellness visit. It is still highly recommended that women have annual physicals with their gynecologist.
As you return to Associates in Women’s Healthcare year after year, you are partnering with professionals who know your history and care about your ongoing health and wellness.
We’re your trusted source for all questions about your well-woman health care. Discover the top 10 reasons why a well-woman exam is so important. We welcome the opportunity to speak with you about any issues that concern you. Please contact us today to schedule an appointment.
If you’d like more information, check out this informational graphic from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Associates in Women’s Healthcare offers a full spectrum of contraception (birth control) and also performs tubal ligations. Some of the common forms of contraception we offer include:
Do you still have questions?
Please schedule an appointment to ask us. No one form of birth control is right for everyone, and we can help you determine which one would work best for you.
If you would like additional information, you can view these frequently asked questions from the patient education page of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
We provide gynecologic healthcare for adolescents. We recommend an initial visit between the ages of 13-17 years to establish a relationship and provide counsel. In most cases, a pelvic examination is not needed to provide care.
One of the goals of our practice is to build trust with our patients. As OB-GYNs, it is our role to work together with parents and adolescents to close gaps of information. We will provide a safe space to improve knowledge on issues such as immunizations, prevention of sexually transmitted infections and pregnancy prevention.
We encourage adolescents to be active participants in their health care as a step toward becoming adults and taking on more responsibility. As part of our comprehensive health care, it is our practice to ask parents to wait outside for part of the interview and give adolescents an opportunity to ask questions or provide information they may feel embarrassed to talk about. We will maintain patient confidentiality but will encourage the patient to discuss issues with their parents.
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Does your daughter search the internet for health-related subjects? Be aware that there is a lot of misinformation out there, and what she reads or has heard from friends may not actually be true. We encourage you to schedule an appointment for her so we can provide reliable information.
If she is searching for a reputable website, we recommend this teen health information page from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.